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The Raghu Dixit musical, Orchestra, Mysuru! sets a Sankranti 2023 release

Presented by Dhananjaya, the film had Poornachandra Mysuru in the lead.

The Raghu Dixit musical, Orchestra, Mysuru! sets a Sankranti 2023 release
Poornachandra Mysuru in a still from the film
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 03.57 PM, Dec 15, 2022

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Two days ago, when Daali Dhananjaya revealed a video of him seemingly struggling with a mathematical equation, only to then come up with a solution, 12-1=23, everyone was wondering what the actor could be hinting at. Fans wondered if it was the title of his next film, the date on which he reveals plans for Badava Rascal 2 or something to do with his next, Hoysala. Turns out, all of that was wrong.


The formula, 12-1=23, was Dhananjaya’s cryptic style of conveying the release date of another film that he is immensely excited about – Orchestra, Mysuru! The film is being presented jointly by Dhananjaya’s Daali Pictures and KRG Studios. Orchestra Mysuru, which has music by Raghu Dixit, is about the orchestra culture in the Heritage City and follows the journey of the protagonist, as he tries to become a singer with a local group.

The film has Poornachandra Mysuru in the lead, along with several supporting actors from the city. Raghu has composed eight tracks for the song, including one that was picturized during his concert in the city. Yet another song, Madappa, has been written by Dhananjaya and features him, along with Raghu and Naveen Sajju in the video. The film features Rajalakshmi as the female lead, while Mahesh Kumar, Ravi Hunsur, Sachu, Rajesh Basavanna, Lingaraju, and Mahadeva Prasad are also part of the cast. Joseph K Raja fills in as cinematographer and has played an important role in the film as well.

Directed by Sunil Mysuru, who co-wrote the film with Naveen, Orchestra, Mysuru! will be in theatres on January 12, 2023, for the Sankranti festival. This is usually a time when Kannada films don’t hit theatres, as big Tamil and even Telugu films are lined up for Pongal/Sankranti. As of now, Vijay’s Varisu, Chiranjeevi’s Waltair Veerayya, Ajith’s Thunivu and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Veera Simha Reddy are supposedly lined up for the festival.

Although releasing a film against what is considered big competition is generally avoided, the makers are probably buoyed by the success that KGF-2 had against Vijay’s Beast when they both came out as Visu releases.